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Dafydd Wood - Events and Community Outreach Coordinator in Manchester

Dafydd, a Vermont-transplant from Louisiana by way of Austin, is the events manager for Northshire's Manchester location. He has happily found a new use for his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (on international interdisciplinary modernism). His tastes run arch and snooty from early 20th century culture generally to contemporary avant garde classical music, from Ethiopian Jazz and Afrobeat to historical materialism, art criticism, and poetics. He likes to read modernism (not so much the post-), history, travel literature, classics, poetry, fiction, drama, nonfiction, and essays. He also likes his wife (a midwife), his kids (two of whom are picture here), cooking, beer, B-movies, art, and nature.

February Bookseller Book Chat

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Dear Edward: A Novel Cover Image
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African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song (LOA #333): A Library of America Anthology Cover Image
By Kevin Young (Editor)
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The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design Cover Image
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Published: Harper Design - April 23rd, 2019

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By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
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The 13-Story Treehouse: Monkey Mayhem! (The Treehouse Books #1) Cover Image
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - October 6th, 2020

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Published: Grove Press - February 2nd, 2021

The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing Cover Image
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Endpapers: A Family Story of Books, War, Escape, and Home Cover Image
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Why the New Deal Matters (Why X Matters Series) Cover Image
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Published: Yale University Press - April 6th, 2021

Rosa: The Story of the Rose Cover Image
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Reclaiming Patriotism in an Age of Extremes Cover Image
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Bugsy Siegel: The Dark Side of the American Dream (Jewish Lives) Cover Image
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Published: Yale University Press - February 9th, 2021

Alice Neel: People Come First Cover Image
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Published: Metropolitan Museum of Art - April 6th, 2021

Nikolai Astrup: Visions of Norway Cover Image
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Breaking the Social Media Prism: How to Make Our Platforms Less Polarizing Cover Image
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The Profit Paradox: How Thriving Firms Threaten the Future of Work Cover Image
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Delicious: The Evolution of Flavor and How It Made Us Human Cover Image
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Fears of a Setting Sun: The Disillusionment of America's Founders Cover Image
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Florapedia: A Brief Compendium of Floral Lore Cover Image
By Carol Gracie, Amy Jean Porter (Illustrator)
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Published: Princeton University Press - March 30th, 2021

Birdpedia: A Brief Compendium of Avian Lore Cover Image
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Published: Princeton University Press - June 22nd, 2021

Trees of Life Cover Image
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Nature's Palette: A Color Reference System from the Natural World Cover Image
By Patrick Baty, Elaine Charwat (Contribution by), Peter Davidson (Contribution by)
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Published: Princeton University Press - May 18th, 2021

Mango and Peppercorns: A Memoir of Food, an Unlikely Family, and the American Dream Cover Image
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 16th, 2021

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By Maranke Rinck, Martijn van der Linden (Illustrator), Nancy Forest-Flier (Translated by)
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Goodbye Salad Days: Kevin Faces Adulthood Cover Image
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Have You Ever Seen a Flower? Cover Image
By Shawn Harris (Illustrator)
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Finding Fire: Cooking at its most elemental Cover Image
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Voices of Change: Inspiring Words from Activists Around the Globe Cover Image
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - January 19th, 2021

The Four Questions Cover Image
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Pride and Prejudice: The Complete Novel, with Nineteen Letters from the Characters' Correspondence, Written and Folded by Hand Cover Image
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 15th, 2020

Men to Avoid in Art and Life Cover Image
By Nicole Tersigni, Jen Kirkman (Foreword by)
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 11th, 2020

Elatsoe Cover Image
By Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illustrator)
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Published: Levine Querido - August 25th, 2020

A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraqib - Book Review

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A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance Cover Image
$27.00
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“The problem with approaching history in America is that too many people measure things by distance and not by impact.” This should be the book that catapults Abdurraqib to public intellectual. A gorgeously written, deeply moving, and intellectually rigorous collection of essays that is also a memoir and a topical meditation on the black experience and the history of black performance in America from the acclaimed poet and music writer. From the formally experimental essay in the form of a poetic crown that juxtaposes Mike Tyson and Bernie Mac,to essays on Joesphine Baker, Beyoncé, and Merry Clayton the haunting backup singer on the Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter,” to the essay “Sixteen Ways of Looking at Blackface,” Abdurraqib always takes the reader on a journey through culture and history, both American and personal. He explores how Black Lives Matter as a statement is “commodif[ied] into silence,” the “weapons people disguise in small talk,” and how “if you are Black, and you are twice as good as a lot of [white] people doing [the same thing], it serves you to remind the public of your greatness from time to time.” Come for the intellectual engagement with Aretha or Lando or self-congratulatory Hollywood movies where race relations are sanitized, stay for the memories of Abdurraqib’s late mother, for his poetic prose, and moments like the one late in the book in which an embrace saves a life. ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


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